rootlessness


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root·less

 (ro͞ot′lĭs, ro͝ot′-)
adj.
1. Having no roots.
2. Not belonging to a particular place or society: rootless refugees in a strange country.

root′less·ness n.

rootlessness

(ˈruːtləsnɪs)
n
the state of having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
Translations

rootlessness

[ˈruːtləsnɪs] ndéracinement mroot stock nporte-greffe mroot vegetable ntubercule mroot word nmot m racine
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